Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?

Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?

255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Presents a guide to alternative plants used to replace popular, yet difficult-to-maintain plants, shrubs, and trees in the garden, and provides information on climate and care of each alternative plant.
Publisher: Portland, OR : Timber Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781604692860
Branch Call Number: 635 KEY
Characteristics: 336 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 21, 2013

This was definitely a book for the east coast, south, and Great Lakes regions. Many of the "problem plants" do beautifully here in the Pacific NW, and some of the "solution" plants were dangerously invasive here! All in all, this would have been much better as a regional book or series of books.

Jan 19, 2013

I found the format kind of hard to follow (which were the problem plants, which were the good ones), but when I figured that out, I realized it was a great resource. This has definitely influenced some ideas I have for my landscaping in my backyard. This is written by a southerner, and there is no zone map, so make sure you know what garden zone you live in, so you can pick out plants that work in your climate. Enjoy!

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at the Library

To Top